Behavioral Problems

why is my cat bringing me things?
Behavioral Problems

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Toys and Meow?

Cats will “gift” you toys as a means of expression (love) and hunting conquest (kill and retrieve). It can be a form of bragging, a desire for attention, teaching, and a physical reward for the owner. “Gifting” is a trait that is most prevalent among female cats. When your cat meows while holding its favorite toy, the vocals are a means of expressing pleasure over a prized capture. Vocal cries are indicators of accomplishment. It […]

kitten licking older cat
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Why Do Cats Groom Each Other and Then Fight?

Cats groom each other when they have bonded together. It means that they are very comfortable in each other’s company, so you’ll often see one cat licking the other’s face and ears. To your surprise, something happens suddenly and the fur starts flying. It is extremely rare for two cats who genuinely dislike each other to perform social grooming. The aggressive play includes kicking, pawing, rolling around, and chasing. All of the rough and tumble […]

Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs When You Pet Them?
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Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs When You Pet Them?

The lower back and base of the tail are highly sensitive areas of a cat’s body. Stroking this area with the hand will likely elicit a positive physical response. In most cases, the arching or raising of the back and tail is a natural response to an enjoyable experience. This is your cat’s way of telling you that they are incredibly happy and contented. Cats are complex animals, so the arching of the back and […]

why is my cat freaking out for no reason?
Behavioral Problems

Why Does My Cat Run Around Like a Maniac?

All cats run around like maniacs, darting across the room, from time to time. Even the most gentle domestic cat will appear to go crazy occasionally, running around frantically and clawing everything in sight. Referred to as ‘midnight crazies,’ it is most likely to happen during the nighttime hours. The cause of sudden frenzied activity is your cat’s instinctive desire to stalk, hunt, and gather prey. If prey does not exist, cats will make your […]

why is my cat angry all of the sudden?
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How to Calm Down a Cat When Angry

Cats can be moody and lash out at whoever is in their way when annoyed. This often occurs when a cat is feeling afraid or anxious about someone or something in its nearby environment or outdoor space. An angry cat can become aggressive, so you need to think carefully about safety. Calming down an annoyed cat involves removing the localized trigger(s). Make your cat feel comfortable, and give them time and space to calm down. […]

where do cats sleep outside at night?
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What Do Cats Do at Night Outside?

Cats enjoy the same activities during the day (stalking prey, eating food, sleeping, and roaming the area) that they do at nighttime. The main difference is that your cat’s activities are more likely to be disturbed by wildlife and have to seek cover. While the daylight introduces the threat of local cats and dogs, there is now the risk of raccoons, foxes, opossums, etc. in rural areas during the night. In this article, we will look […]